Please Don’t Ask About Becket

PLEASE DON’T ASK ABOUT BECKET

By Wendy Graf

Directed by Lester Thomas Shane and featuring: Austin Gonser, Jeffrey Grover*,

Meghan Grover, Tracee Patterson* and Derdriu Ring*

*Appears courtesy of Actors’ Equity Assn.

SUNDAY, JULY 9, at 2 p.m.

and MONDAY, JULY 10, at 7 p.m.

DOBAMA THEATRE, 2340 Lee Road, Cleveland Hts., OH

Years after her twin brother, Becket’s disappearance, Emily Diamond is still haunted by dreams of him. Emily’s journey to self-awareness as an individual, separate from her twin and from the rest of the Diamonds is at the heart of this evocative memory play. L.A. critics called the play “funny and poignant,” “ravaging” and  “storytelling brilliance.”

WENDY GRAF’S other produced works include: All American Girl; Closely Related Keys;  the GLAAD Award-winning No Word in Guyanese for Me; Behind the Gates; Dorothy Silver New Play Contest Finalist, Leipzig; The Book of Esther; and Lessons, staged by the late, esteemed director, Gordon Davidson. Her newest title is Unemployed Elephants – A Love Story. She will lead audience discussion after both performances, with Lester Shane sharing the stage on July 9th.

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Now Circa Then

Now Circa Then

by Carly Mensch

in staged readings directed by Jacqi Loewy

and featuring Khadiyah Desilva and Michael Knobloch

SUNDAY, APRIL 30, at 7 p.m.
TUESDAY, MAY 2, at 7 p.m.

Hosted by
Dobama Theatre, 2340 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights

Meet Julian and Josephine, an immigrant couple on New York’s Lower East Side, circa 1890. Meet Gideon and Margie, an unlikely pair of historical reenactors, circa now, who play Julian and Josephine for guests visiting a restored 19th century tenement museum. As they float from parlor to kitchen to bedroom, they move in and out of character. It turns out they both struggle with the same life choices that transcend time and demographics.

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U.S. v Howard Mechanic

U.S. v Howard MechanicArt by Ralph Solonitz

by Faye Sholiton

a staged reading directed by Fred Sternfeld

and featuring Bob Abelman, Mary Alice Beck, Nicholas Chokan, Carlos Cruz, Bill Hoffman, Laurel Hoffman, Scott Miller*, Greg Violand*, and Jimmie Woody

(*Member, Actors’ Equity Association)

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2016 at 7 p.m.  SOLD OUT: waiting list available

Hosted by
Dobama Theatre, 2340 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights

Howard Mechanic, a Shaker native, found his life changed forever on the evening of May 4, 1970. He never dreamed that his presence at an anti-war rally would lead to his false arrest on federal charges and turn him into a fugitive for nearly 30 years. In 2000, at age 52, he would finally surrender to authorities to begin serving an open-ended sentence.

Adapted from Fugitive Candidate: The Autobiography of Howard Mechanic, the Last Prisoner of the Vietnam War, the play examines how on idealist struggles to stay whole while trying to reclaim his freedom and his good name.

The Cast of "US v Howard Mechanic"

Faye Sholiton with Howard Mechanic

Faye Sholiton with Howard Mechanic

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Jericho

Jericho

by Jack Canfora

in staged readings directed by Scott Plate

and featuring Natalie Green,* Anjanette Hall,* Wendy Kriss, Jason Markouc, Chris Richards* and Jon White.

(*Member, Actors’ Equity Association)

SUNDAY, JULY 10, at 2 p.m.
MONDAY, JULY 11, at 7 p.m. SOLD OUT

Hosted by
Dobama Theatre, 2340 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights

Set four years after 9/11, Jericho introduces two strangers still paralyzed by the tragedy. One lost a young husband; the other escaped a burning tower. They meet at a Thanksgiving dinner, where the holiday is dampened by their sorrow and guilt.

Jericho mixes biting humor with the many other ways we cope with loss and regret. The play was honored with the 2011 Edgarton Foundation Play Award and by the National New Play Network.

New York-based JACK CANFORA is a playwright, actor, musician, and teacher of high school English. His other produced works include: Place Setting and Poetic License; and his web series The Small Thing was awarded a 2016 Webby Award for Best Writing.

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